Getting my act together

Posted on Tue 16 Nov 2010 @ 3.37am UTC


Learn English or Starve will return to normal, scheduled programming in a few days — as soon as I could get my friggin’ act together from a spot of personal trouble.

“Earth. Even the word sounded strange to me now… unfamiliar. How long had I been gone? How long had I been back? Did it matter? I tried to find the rhythm of the world where I used to live. I followed the current. I was silent, attentive, I made a conscious effort to smile, nod, stand, and perform the millions of gestures that constitute life on earth. I studied these gestures until they became reflexes again. But I was haunted by the idea that I remembered her wrong, and somehow I was wrong about everything.”

(Chris Kelvin, in Solaris (1961) by Stanislaw Lem)

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